We’re a full-service veterinary hospital.
Deborah Capper, DVM
Our principal doctor, Dr. Capper is a 2005 graduate of Oregon State University. Married with a grown daughter she loves spending time with her two grandchildren. Puppy kisses make her day! Dogs Sampson and Flynn, horse and pony Katy and Biscuit, and a flock of chickens and geese keep her hopping.
Dr. Aisling Mac Neill
Dr. Mac Neill grew up and obtained her DVM degree from University College in Dublin Ireland. Originally in a mixed animal practice in Ireland she has been in small animal medicine since her move to the US in 2010. She says the Pacific NW feels just like home. Improving the quality of life for her patients is one of her passions. Married with children she is also mom to 2 dogs and 2 Guinea pigs. Being outdoors with her family and dogs all year long brings her joy.
Dr. Emily Cotran
A Boston native, Dr. Cotran headed west for veterinary school to Colorado State, where she graduated in May of 2017 with a combined degree in veterinary medicine and public health. She decided to continue her adventure west, finding the prefect home in Vancouver. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include surgery and feline medicine. In her free time, Dr. Cotran enjoys hiking, running, gardening and travel with her husband Kyle and their two daughters. They also share their home with two furkids – MacGyver the cat, a notorious escape artist, and Fraser the cat snuggler extraordinaire.
Julie, Licensed Technician
Our practice manager Julie is a 1979 graduate of Portland Community College’s veterinary technician program and has been a licensed technician ever since. Decades in general and emergency medicine have given her quite the toolbox of skills. Julie and Dr. Capper worked together for 8 years before teaming up again to start Wellhaven Hazel Dell in 2018. Geriatrics, hospice and weight management are her areas of interest. She has shown and bred standard longhaired dachshunds for many years. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, do it yourself home projects and spending time with her two daughters. Dogs Milo & Poppy and cats George, Jinx and Handsome Pants share her home.
Callie, Licensed Technician
Callie has been working in veterinary medicine since 2006 and joined the WellHaven team in 2022 as a licensed veterinary technician. Her passions at work are surgery and dental care, general nursing, and nutrition. Callie also enjoys working with geriatric patients. When she’s not at work, you will find Callie active in the great outdoors! She loves skiing, hiking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, crabbing, clam digging, as well as spending time with her 2 children, husband, 2 dogs Autumn and Darla, and 2 dozen chickens. Callie also stays busy with gardening, canning, sewing, and reading.
Jessie, Licensed Technician
Terri, Veterinary Assistant
Terri has been working in veterinary medicine since 2002, and Wellhaven Hazel Dell from its beginning in 2018. She has transitioned from customer service to becoming one of our highly appreciated veterinary assistants. She is very passionate about the Fear Free revolution in veterinary care and enjoys working with fearful patients to help build their trust and ease their fear and stress. When she’s not working, Terri enjoys spending time with her two adult twin daughters and her granddaughter. You can also find her reading, spending time on yard work, and racing on the Fear Not Sprint Boat Team as the navigator!
Alisha, Veterinary Assistant
Alisha has been in the veterinary field since 2012 and here at WellHaven since 2020. She enjoys working with geriatric patients and helping their owners with end-of-life care. Alisha also likes training new assistants and is passionate about spay and neuter procedures to help control the population. For fun you will find Alisha camping, hunting, cooking, working on project cars and spending time with her family that includes dogs Lily, Torben and Mila and cats Harper and Tommy. She is a proud Basset and Corgi Mom!
Ashley, Veterinary Assistant
Ahna, Kennel Assistant
Ahna graduated from both high school and college in 2022. Her favorite subjects are art and science, specifically biology and chemistry. Ahna has been with the WellHaven team since 2021. She has two lovely kitties as well as chickens and rabbits. Ahna has many hobbies which include drawing, reading, writing, gardening, and playing games of all kinds!